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Police: Teen gunman kills student at Oregon high school

Posted 6/11/2014 in National

A teen gunman armed with a rifle shot and killed a 14-year-old student Tuesday and injured a teacher before he likely killed himself at a high school in a quiet Columbia River town in Oregon, authorities said.

 

 

Ruling by end of July in Alabama abortion law

Posted 6/11/2014 in Area

A federal judge said Monday he intends to rule by the end of July on whether Alabama can enforce a new law requiring doctors at abortion clinics to have approval to admit patients to nearby hospitals.

 

 

State trade mission to Southeast Asia

Posted 6/11/2014 in State

The Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development mission to Southeast Asia from Aug. 25-29.

 

Gunman made no secret of extreme views

Posted 6/11/2014 in National

Jerad Miller was ready to share his anti-government views with just about anyone who would listen, views that telegraphed his desire to kill police officers and his willingness to die for what he hoped would be a revolution against the government.

 

Clinton declined Obama '08 request to attack Palin

Posted 6/11/2014 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she refused an Obama campaign request in 2008 to attack Sarah Palin, the new Republican vice presidential candidate on the ticket with Sen. John McCain.

 

 

Southern Baptists choose Arkansas pastor for president

Posted 6/11/2014 in National

An Arkansas megachurch pastor was elected Tuesday to lead the country's Southern Baptists as the conservative denomination tries to turn around declining membership, church attendance and baptisms and faces increasing conflict with mainstream culture, especially over its conviction that gay sex is immoral.

 

 

City saved $4K by consolidating position

Posted 6/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus saved $4,058 in taxpayer money by consolidating the duties of a retiring employee.

 

Financial disclosures missing for 5 county officials

Posted 6/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While all elected officials in Lowndes County have filed statements of economic interest this year for 2013 with the Mississippi Ethics Commission, filings from previous years since 2009 from three supervisors and two judges are missing from the database.

 

Man stabbed at Columbus motel

Posted 6/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man was stabbed at a Columbus motel Monday night but is refusing to press charges against his attacker.

 

School board clashes again

Posted 6/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A member of the Columbus Municipal School Board asked the entire five-person board to resign Monday night. Jason Spears made his motion after the board voted against several expenditures for school improvements that would have totaled $1.1 million.

Council to discuss bond money plans

Posted 6/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council is meeting today at 1:30 p.m. to discuss its capital improvements program.

 

Report: Social Security judges rubber-stamp disability claims

Posted 6/10/2014 in National

Four Social Security judges are headed to Capitol Hill to face accusations they rubber-stamped claims for disability benefits, approving billions of dollars in payments from the cash-strapped program.

 

 

Thunderstorms down trees, knock out power

Posted 6/10/2014 in State

Thunderstorms pushing across Mississippi have produced high winds and hail, but Oxford appears to have dodged a tornado warning and ominous looking clouds with no damage.

 

 

Family: Nunnelee's brain surgery went well

Posted 6/10/2014 in State

A Republican congressman from north Mississippi is recovering from brain surgery.

 

 

Miss. Senate candidates focus on debt, farmers

Posted 6/10/2014 in State

Republican U.S. Senate challenger Chris McDaniel promised Monday to protect naval shipbuilding despite a national debt he views as the greatest threat to American security, while incumbent Thad Cochran focused on his record of helping Mississippi farmers.

 

 

Ron Paul backs tea party challenger

Posted 6/10/2014 in State

Former presidential candidate Ron Paul on Monday added his name to the list of tea party supporters of Chris McDaniel's effort to deny longtime Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi a seventh term.

 

 

VA: 45-day average wait for first-time visits in Miss.

Posted 6/10/2014 in State

Patients seeking care through the G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Veterans Administration Medical center in Jackson are waiting an average of 45 days for their first appointment with a primary care doctor, according to a wide-ranging audit released Monday.

 

 

VA official concedes 'integrity issue,' apologizes

Posted 6/10/2014 in National

A top Veterans Affairs Department official is acknowledging "an integrity issue here among some of our leaders" as the embattled agency reels from mounting evidence that workers fabricated data on veterans' waits for medical appointments in an effort to mask frequent, long delays.

 

 

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